Going by the general consensus of the Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media this summer it would seem that our England interrnational star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the players on the transfer wish list of Antonio Conte.
It would also appear that the Ox would be quite happy to acept a transfer to play for our London rivals Chelsea and I can understand that to some extent. Not only has the 23-year old graduate of the Southampton academy failed to secure a regular first team place since coming to north London as a highly rated and promising teenager, but a quick look at the recent trophy success of the two clubs would suggest that playing for Chelsea is more likely to fill up your trophy room.
While it looks like Arsene Wenger sees Chamberlain as an important player, although not to the same extent as Alexis Sanchez, The Mirror has reported that Arsenal may have to consider selling him to Chelsea because of our bloated squad and the failure to trim off the dead wood during the summer window.
That would be a terrible situation for the Gunners, so the news reported by Sky Sports that the agent of Spanish striker Lucas Perez is making very positive noises about the striker#s possible move to Deportivo could be just what we need to stop the Ox going to Chelsea.
Will Perez transfer mean that Arsenal can say no to Chelsea’s reported £35 million bid? Should we just take the money?